I did not go to Füssen, Germany, the second time around for the King Ludwig castles (think Neuschwanstein) that are so famous. Instead, I wanted to see the fabulous fall foliage that surrounds the castles.
I convinced three others to go with me on this eight-hour round trip journey from Salzburg so we could split a Bayern Ticket four ways.
The views were absolutely stunning that day, and I had a hard time putting the camera down.
One of my first shots was this one, taken on the path up to the Hohenschwangau castle. I entered this photo in the Hancock County Fair, and I took home a second place ribbon!I am quite pleased with more fair ribbons (I placed third in a cookie contest, too), and the competition is just so exciting.
And if you can sound out the German names of the castles here, then you’ll hear a word that sounds pretty much like “swan,” which would be a correct translation. There are tributes to the bird around the castles, and here is one at Hohenschwangau: